Sea Eagles to receive interview notices this week as drugs crisis deepens.
Manly Sea Eagles coaching staff have been officially asked to present themselves to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority as part of their investigation into doping in the NRL.
The Daily Telegraph reports current first grade coach Geoff Toovey and trainer Don Singe have joined the list of players and officials ASADA wishes to speak to regarding alleged suspect activities at their clubs.
The common thread to all implicated parties at the Sea Eagles is sports scientist Stephen Dank, who is the key person to ASADA’s investigation.
Former Manly coach Des Hasler is also expected to be asked to present himself for questioning along with other officials that joined him at the Bulldogs, after also working at Manly.
Both Hasler and Toovey denied any wrongdoing during Dank’s involvement with the Sea Eagles from 2005 to 2010 and the club itself has been cleared of any systematic doping.
The spotlight has since shifted to individual players who sought assistance outside of the clubs bounds, with news revealing Dank operated a private clinic in Bankstown.
Dank and his associate Darren Hibbert have denied any wrongdoing in the matters, however, ASADA is still trying to interview them regarding their practices.